I was in Washinton DC on the day that the United States Supreme Court was hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the controversial health care law known as “Obamacare”. The area in front of the court was filled with activists on both sides of the issue. As I approached the courthouse I saw a group of people departing, which appeared to be SEIU members. They were discussing what sounded like compensation for their brief shift on the sidewalk in front of the Courthouse. There are several mentions of $20 that was given to each of them in a brown envelope.
As Nancy Pelosi might say, we call that astroturf.